Haplochromis guiarti (Pellegrin, 1904:186)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Tilapia guiarti Pellegrin, 1904:186 (original combination)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1985 (Witte & de Zeeuw, 2010)

Rediscovered on 8 October 2019 (The Cichlidroom Companion) or earlier

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Lake Victoria


Biology & Ecology







Photos of live individuals can be seen here and here.



Original scientific description:

Pellegrin, J. (1904). Diagnose preliminaire de poissons nouveaux du Lac Victoria recueillis par M. Alluaud. Bull. Soc. Zool. Fr. 29: 184-186.


Other references:

Basasibwaki, P. (1974). Feeding and fecundity of Haplochromis guiarti and Haplochromis obesus. EAFFRO Ann. Rep. (1972): 35-39.

Mizoiri, S., Aibara, M., Takahashi, K., Sato, T., Nikaido, M., Watanabe, M., Seehausen, O., Witte, F., Van Oijen, M. J. P., Bwathondi, P. O., Ngatunga, B. P., Katunzi, E. F. B., Mrosso, H. D. J., Mzighani, S. I., Nakashio, M. and Okada, N. (2008). Live Cichlids in the Southern Lake Victoria — On-going Speciation. Tokyo Institut of Technology Press.

Mrosso, H. J. D., Msuku, B. S. and Seehausen, O. (2003). Relationships between water transparency and species richness of surviving haplochromines encountered in selected habitats in Mwanza gulf- Lake Victoria (In press). Tanzania Journal of Science.

Witte, F., Goldschmidt, T., Wanink, J., van Oijen, M., Goudswaard, K., Witte-Maas, E. and Bouton, N. (1992). The destruction of endermic species flock: quantitative data on the decline of the haplochromine cichlids of Lake Victoria. Environmental Biology of Fishes 34: 1-28.

Witte, F. and de Zeeuw, M. P. (2010). Haplochromis guiarti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T60532A12375463. Downloaded on 19 December 2015.


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